England draft in Anderson
Lancastrian hasn't played a T20 for England since November 2009
Last Updated: September 6, 2012 3:39pm
James Anderson: not part of England's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka
James Anderson has been called into England's squad for the Twenty20 series against South Africa as cover for Steven Finn.
Anderson is poised for a return to international 20-over cricket having not played for his country in the shortest form of the game since appearing against the Proteas at Centurion in November 2009.
He has been drafted in as fellow paceman Finn is still struggling with the back problem that forced him to miss the final one-dayer on Wednesday, a game England lost by seven wickets.
Captain Alastair Cook said of Finn after the defeat at Trent Bridge that meant the series ended 2-2: "He wasn't fit to play. If he was, we'd have played him.
"You do have to be careful with the amount of cricket coming up. It was a very sensible decision, I think.
"It would have looked quite stupid if he'd tried to play and it had then suddenly got worse."
England are unlikely to take any risks with Finn as they play three matches in six days against South Africa - starting with the opener at the Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday.
Lancastrian Anderson is not part of England's squad that will look to defend their ICC World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka.